I love visiting the care home!

I love visiting the care home!

If you’ve read my book, you’ll have noticed that some of the cartoons relate to me visiting a care home.

In real life, I do visit a care home every fortnight: I visit the lovely residents at Anne Maree Court in Northcote. They always give me such lovely pats and chin rubs (as do the staff!). I love it!

I visit the care home with my mum: we’ve been volunteering for Outreach Therapy Pets for about 2 years now. I had to pass a behaviour test, and mum had to attend some training. We both wear matching uniforms which is very cool. 🙂

Mum keeps our uniforms in a special bag at home: I know that we’re going to Anne Maree Court as soon as mum gets the bag out! I do a big happy dance when mum opens the bag. I can’t wait to get brushed and wear my bowdanna. Then I leap into the car, and am raring to go!

Here are some photos of mum and I visiting Anne Maree Court visit last week. Thank you very much to Cherry for letting me use the photos – and for the lovely pats you gave me!

This lady always gives me a nice pat. She does seem to think that I’m a “pussy cat”, but I don’t mind so long as she keeps patting me!


This gentleman usually gives me a pat. He always likes to have a chat with mum. 🙂


Now this lady is very special! One time she switched seats in the common room, just so that she’d get two turns at patting me!


This lady always tells me I’m beautiful. I believe her. 😉


This lady doesn’t always pat me… but when she does, they are very good pats indeed. This time, she got just the right spot for a chin rub. Bliss!


Ann Maree Court is a pet-friendly care home. That means that there are some cats around… and that is why mum holds me. If I see the cats, I do just want to chase them. And mum is worried that I might scratch the care home residents so she keeps hold of me. Spoil sport!

I don’t mind too much though, as mum usually has some treats in her pocket. 😉

I am already looking forward to my next Outreach Therapy Pets visit at Anne Maree Court!

Love ‘n’ licks,

Minnie x


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Minnie The Westie is the star of the dog cartoon book, Minnie The Westie: The Adventures Of A Cartoon West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog. It’s available as a Paperback book from online bookstores, and Kindle eBook from Amazon. It contains 85 black-and-white Minnie The Westie cartoons.

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  1. Oh, Minnie, you and your mum are so sweet and special to add such JOY to the residents’ lives!! This is so very close to my heart because I was a social worker before…loved working with the elderly and managed an Alzheimer unit at one facility. I called them my “angel babies” and loved my time with them. I can just imagine…and, I can see it in their faces…all the happiness you add to their day during your visit. You’re the sweetest, Minnie!! {And, so is your mum!}

    Big Hugs!!

    Ann-Margaret and Tucker

  2. b3LLy_rUb5 says:

    Dear Ann-Margaret and Tucker,

    Thank you so much for your wuffly comment! The care home residents are pawsome, I love going to visit them, and they give me such nice pats and chin rubs. I know exactly what’s happening as soon as mum picks up the bag with our uniforms, I can’t wait to leap in the car and see everyone!

    Big hugs back at ya!

    Minnie xx


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